The new image shows the colorful area of the Herbig object - Haro HH 505, a site located on the outskirts of
Herbig-Haro objects are formed when gas,ejected by newborn stars and moving at a speed of several hundred kilometers per second, it begins to interact with clouds of gas and dust. HH 505 was formed from the ejecta of the young star IX Ori. It is located on the outskirts of the Orion Nebula at a distance of about a thousand light-years from Earth.
An image of HH 505 in the Orion Nebula. Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Bally
The stellar wind forming IX Ori is visible onpictured in the form of gracefully curved structures at the top and bottom of this image. When interacting with a powerful stream of gas and dust from the core of the Orion Nebula, it bends into sinuous curves.
The new image was made withAdvanced Survey Camera (ACS) of the Hubble telescope. This device captures radiation in a wide range: from the ultraviolet to the near infrared part of the spectrum. It is commonly used to study stellar winds and protoplanetary disks.
The Orion Nebula is a dynamica region of dust and gas in which thousands of stars form. It is the closest region of active star formation to Earth. The nebula is filled with intense ultraviolet radiation from bright young stars. The shock waves that form the streams of this radiation when they collide with the gas of the nebula are available for observation using the Hubble. This allows astronomers to directly observe the stellar wind and learn more about its structure.
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